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Point Grey Pictures Inc. was created by Executive Producer and Director John Zaritsky. John Zaritsky has won more than 30 awards for his documentary films. Some of his major honours include an Academy Award® in 1982 for his documentary Just Another Missing Kid. Three films, Broken Promises, Born in Africa, and Romeo and Juliet in Sarajevo were nominated for Emmy Awards. In addition, Zaritsky has won six Geminis, Canada’s national television award. In 1995-96, he was an artist-in-residence at the graduate school of journalism, University of California at Berkeley.

John Zaritsky made films from his home base in Toronto for twenty years. He moved to Vancouver in 1999 to direct the film Ski Bums (Sundance 2002) and never left the west coast. Since then Point Grey Pictures has produced the documentaries Men Don’t Cry: Prostate Cancer Stories, and No Kidding: The Search for the World’s Funniest Joke, both commissioned by CBC’s Witness series. Most recently John has directed the Gemini winner College Days College Nights, The Suicide Tourist and The Wild Horse Redemption for Point Grey Pictures.



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